The Youth Wing of the Madina Constituency of National Democratic Congress (NDC) has launched a welfare scheme to support members in time of urgent needs and to build the party.
Speaking at a ceremony to launch the policy, Constituency Youth Organizer, Mr Charles Mortey, said the scheme sought to provide some social intervention support to the youth members of NDC in the constituency.
According to him, the youth wing is the engine of growth of the party as they play the pivotal role to help the party win power but are often turned away by some leadership for some help as soon the party win power.
This, he said could not be continued, hence the Initiative to reduce if not avoid such situations and to also promote party development as the youth formed the future survival of the party.
The NDC Mr Mortey said, is a social-democratic party where the grassroots needs are prioritised but some people in the party defied that policies and pursue their personal interest as soon the youth struggle for them to win power.
To benefit the Welfare scheme, the youth leader said one must pick a form at the cost of GHS5.00 and monthly due also at GHS5.00, all non-refundable.
Membership is open to all NDC fraternity, especially to the youth within the MADINA Constituency and is entitled to benefits including sickness, bereavement, school fees or graduation, marriage ceremonies and naming ceremonies.
Mr Mortey, however, urged the NDC you to take the Welfare Scheme serious and ensure that they get registered and pay their dues regularly to benefit from the purpose of its establishment.
He used the opportunity to call on the youth to go into the party upcoming parliamentary primaries with a free heart to vote for their preferred candidate. But never allow themselves to be used by anyone and dump afterwards.
He added that, even though the effort is being made to the seat back from the New Patriotic Party, it could only materialize when the youth are been recognized and supported, stressing that whoever emerged victor at the primaries he would mobilize his youth to canvass for votes to win the seat.
Some speakers including some of the parliamentary aspirants took turns to advise the youth and also reignite their promises to the youth when they are endorsed as parliamentary candidate for the party.
Hajia Rukaya promised to help the youth become independent when giving the mandate to be a candidate for the NDC, noting that she has been with the party and has k gone through the mild with them and would undermine the contribution of the youth to the party.
She pledged a seed fund of GHS1,000.00 and vowed to redeem the pledged soon after the primaries, claiming it was common knowledge, the aspirants are cash out at this time.
Lawyer Francis Xavier Sosu, another aspirant promised to focus on job opportunities for youth, social intervention policies, strengthen the party grassroots level and transparent and transformational leadership.
He donated a cheque of GHS10,000.00 as seed money for the youth welfare scheme.
On his part, Alhaji Ibrahim Failla assured the youth he would not neglect them when given the node at the primaries and subsequently winning the seat.
He said has been with the party from grassroots and rise through and also served the constituency as assemblyman and pricing member, making him more adequately familiar with the plight of the constituents, especially the youth.
He also pledged seed fund of GHS1,500.00 and promised to redeem the pledge after the primaries.
Madam Vivian Kplego, a former constituency women’s organizer charged the youth not to allow themselves to be useful and dump as in the past.
She said it was time they stand on their grounds and vote for a more competent and trustworthy person rather than those who induce them with money, stressing, ” if they bring you the money take it but think twice before you vote.”
The launching ceremony was chaired by a former constituency youth organizer, Mr Wogbey.
All branch, wards and entire member s of the party are qualified to register and benefit from the welfare scheme.
Source: therepublicnewsonline.com/Felix Nyaaba